The EpiCentre Project

Sept 2021 - May 2022

Table of Content 

Thesis Statement 
What is Neuro-Architecture?

The Four Es Process

Proposed Site
Site Plan

Evolution of Geometry
Exploded Axonometric 

Floor Plans

Architectural Languages used

Perspective Section


Thesis Statement

The concrete-busy landscape of modern cities witnessed deterioration in people's well-being as it contrasts with the natural landscape from which we derive our sense of belonging. In response, this project aims to raise awareness about the power of science-based, human-focused design concepts in improving life quality.

To reconcile, once again, between human brains and their environment, the EpiCentre will deliver these concepts through public first-hand experiences and private on-site experimentation to further prosper neuro-architecture research.


Revit / Enscape / D5 / Photoshop / Illustrator 


What is Neuro-Architecture

Neuroarchitecture is the interdisciplinary field that studies human interaction with the built environment on a neural level observing changes in the brain and body.

The Four Es Process

Understanding the process of layering



Exhibition Entrance: 

 By incorporating a high ceiling with a dramatic treatment of light we create an awe-inspiring experience

Exhibition Layout: 

 Free and explorable layout to enhance the experience of space

Exhibition space: 

 The central zone will provide visitors with a VR experience combined with an EEG Headset to highlight the influence of surroundings on the human brain.


 Acoustically separated spaces minimize distraction and maximize productivity 

 Natural textures and materials stimulate creativity 

Transitional spaces within work environments:

 Incorporating movement-sensitive panels creates moments of Being that reduce accumulated work stress.

Reboot Zone: 

 Immersive spaces that induce sleepiness using dim purple lighting then stimulate creativity and energy using sun-like bright lighting

Experiential lab: 

 Playful to reduce stress for participants Outdoor Views enhance the sense of space Translucent lab rooms eliminate the stress stemming from ambiguity


Proposed Site

Site Plan 
Main Entrances 

Floor Plans


Our Visual System detects:

1- Bilateral symmetry: utilized in the architectural design to highlight entrances

2- Fractal patterns: displayed around important destinations like reception areas and public elevators



Students' Work Zone

2nd Floor Public Lounge 

Café Lounge view from Entrance 3 (E3)

Café Lounge

Students' Experiential Lab Work Zone

Researchers' Meeting Room

Researchers' Shared Lounge: Viewing the Central Exhibition 

Perspective Section

Using Format